The world has changed greatly over the centuries of mankind's written records, and craft trends come and go. People find interest in many different things, and lately hand crafts have seen a revival. While there are some people who believe it is important to keep crafts alive because the world will end, many people are simply looking for a hobby. The revival of the crafts reflects a wish to be productive, keeping costs within reason, and learning for amusement or education.
People who settled new areas in the last few centuries had to work with the materials at hand, and many of the crafts they practiced are being revived today. Making candles at home, learning various sewing methods and wood working are just a few of the crafts people have begun learning. Blacksmithing, furniture building and even home building are a few more ways people have invested their time to learn.